As we age, loss of collagen and elastin in our skin leads to reduced facial tone, sagging of contours and the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and creases. Losing these protein, combined with a natural thinning of the face through loss of fat and bone tissues, leads to hollowed eyes as well as sagging of upper cheeks and the much dreaded heaviness above the jaw line (jowls) and around the chin (marionette lines), all these changes make any face (supermodel or civilian) look tired and aged.
i-Thread® Dual Challenge — Lifting & Regenerating
Combating the effects of ageing i-Thread (PLLA)® works hard to restore smoother and more toned skin along with creating a more shapely face.
The lifting effect is immediate and discreet as it is the result of compressing and elevating tissue at the time of adjusting the sutures. After inserting the suture, the doctor applies slight pressure on the treated areas, reshaping and recontouring the face making it look visibly toned and lifted.
The regenerative effect is gradual and happens naturally in the next few months post treatment. Polylactic acid (PLA), the principal component of i-Thread PLLA® is a polymer known in the medical field for many years (suture thread, orthopaedic pins, screws and nails for bone fractures are all made from PLA). This polymer is particularly biocompatible with human tissue, while being completely biodegradable. Once the suture is applied, the polylactic acid acts on the deeper layers of the skin and naturally stimulates the body so that it produces new collagen around the PLA cones. This action, which continues over time (2-3 months), helps increase the volume of sagging areas and restores shapeliness to the face gradually and naturally.
Wha is PLLA (Poly-L-Lactic Acid) Thread Lifting(CAPROLAC)?
New Generation polymer suture extracted from plant after PDO A type of AHA (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid) Is known for its absorbability and biodegradability Is beneficial for the human body and it has been used for more than 30 years as a medical material for embrane (tissue regeneration), suture and surgical sealant.
Very safe ; breaks down into H2O, CO2 and Lactic acid after treatments
It has been approved by following organizations for its wrinkle recovery and cosmetic effects :
- U.S. FDA in 2009 as a wrinkle filler
- Korea FDA as a wrinkle filler
It has been used in Europe since 1999 and it is used currently under use in 46 countries and has been used more than 1.2 million treatments since 2005
The highlights of PLLA .
18 months of biodegradation period comparing to 12 months. (PDO thread) Durability : Keeps the regeneration of collagen and cellular tissue for 18 months.
Safety : Breaking down to CO2 and H2O and glucose. It leaves no harmful material afterwards.
Affordability : Can act as an economic substitute to costly dermal fillers